“’As rates were coming down, we decided to do what millions of Americans did -- we refinanced our home,’ said Dodd, chairman of the powerful Senate banking committee that watches over the mortgage industry. ‘As you shop around, you negotiate,’ he said. "I never spoke to anyone but loan officers.’”
“’It wasn't a special deal,’ he said, pointing out that the interest rates they secured were ‘well within the band of rates being offered across the country.’”
In a Sunday story, then Courant reporter Mark Pazniokas noted that the usually garrulous Dodd answered questions concerning his delay in releasing documents he said he would release four months ago with “the inscrutability of a Zen philosopher.”
"’I think it will become obvious at the time when it's the right time, and I'll explain that at the time when I do so,’ Dodd said Friday after a speech in Norwich.
“Confused? The senator refused to elaborate.
"’My answer is what it is, and in the right time, it will be there,’ Dodd said.”
The Zen fog dissipated when – please note the date – the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chaired by Rep. Darrell Issa issued a final report on July 2012, according to story in Politico.